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    Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
    Vancouver Island, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Exclusiveness, luxury and gorgeous backcountry surroundings are just a couple of advantages to staying at this remote compound in Clayoquot Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Accessible only by sea plane or boat from nearby Tofino, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort introduces "glamping" (or glamorous camping) to travelers across the globe. Unwind in one of 25 upscale tents, several of which include en-suite bathrooms with heated floors and indoor/outdoor showers. All accommodations include single Adirondack-style, queen-size and king-size beds. Prices for this lodge, though steep, are all-inclusive (excluding spa treatments). Coastal cuisine from the Cascadia region is on the menu at the resort's restaurant. Recent visitors offer glowing reviews not only for the resort's gastronomy, but also for its accommodations, service and activities. If you're looking to unwind, consider scheduling a treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa. And if you're in the mood for adventure, you'll find an abundance of outdoor pursuits like hiking, fishing, archery and wildlife-watching.

    Vancouver Island, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Wickaninnish Inn
    Tofino
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1538 reviewsTripAdvisor (1538)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking an untamed strip of Pacific coast on Vancouver Island (about 195 miles northwest of Victoria), the Wickaninnish Inn is a Relais & Châteaux luxury amid the pines. Guests adore this hotel's rugged setting and isolated locale. All guest rooms boast ocean views, and include balconies, fireplaces, soaker tubs and heated flooring in the bathrooms. Guests can dine on fine, locally-sourced fare at The Pointe Restaurant for Brunch and dinner while the Driftwood Cafe features drinks such as coffee and smoothies, snacks and lunch options. For a bit of relaxation, hotel guests suggest heading to Ancient Cedars Spa, which offers treatments like West Coast Sacred Sea body wraps, or grabbing a drink at sundown at the On The Rocks Bar. 

    Tofino
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1538 reviewsTripAdvisor (1538)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
    Vancouver
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1936 reviewsTripAdvisor (1936)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Past guests find little to complain about at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Thanks to the convenient downtown location and the personable staff, recent visitors are quick to call this Shangri-La outpost their favorite Vancouver hotel. Accommodations are appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows, deep soaking tubs, free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. For total pampering, guests suggest heading to CHI, The Spa or unwinding by the outdoor pool and hot tub. Travelers also recommend grabbing at least one meal at MARKET by Jean-Georges for inventive, locally sourced Michelin-starred seafood dishes. Though the luxurious amenities cost a pretty penny, recent visitors say the experience is worth the splurge. You'll find the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver in central Vancouver, a few blocks south of Coal Harbour.

    Vancouver
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1936 reviewsTripAdvisor (1936)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
    Brentwood Bay
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 815 reviewsTripAdvisor (815)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located about 14 miles northwest of downtown Victoria, Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is praised by guests for its serene atmosphere, ornately decorated rooms and bevy of amenities. Each room comes with water views, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 40-inch flat-screen TV, and a jetted tub and separate shower. Meanwhile, the spa offers a variety of health and beauty services, including massages, facials, body wraps and couples treatments. Many visitors say this hotel's emphasis on privacy and relaxation makes it perfect for a romantic getaway. Past lodgers are just as complimentary of the dining options. The Dining Room restaurant provides guests with a plethora of fresh regional dishes. Meanwhile, Brentwood Pub offers lighter fare and locally crafted beers, along with picturesque vantage points of the Marina. And if you want to explore more of the marina, you can rent one of the hotel's kayaks and paddle your own way.

    Brentwood Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 815 reviewsTripAdvisor (815)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Long Beach Lodge Resort
    Tofino
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3572 reviewsTripAdvisor (3572)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sitting pretty along Cox Bay in Tofino on Vancouver Island's west coast, the Long Beach Lodge Resort has garnered a reputation for its quiet setting and gorgeous scenery. Recent visitors say the gracious staff and two-bedroom cottages (which come appointed with gas fireplaces, kitchens and private patios and hot tubs) are both compelling reasons to plan a return stay. Even if you're not willing to splurge on a spacious cottage, you'll still find amenities — like deep soaking tubs and sumptuous duvets — in the standard guest rooms, oceanview rooms, pacific penthouse suites and deluxe beachfront rooms. When you're ready to step outside, you can sign up for a surf lessons at the on-site Surf Club, sea kayak along Clayoquot Sound or enjoy a scenic stroll along Cox Bay's mile-long sandy strip. Afterward, delight in an "après surf" cocktail and intimate meal at the Great Room, which previous patrons compliment for its top-notch cuisine and service.

    Tofino
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3572 reviewsTripAdvisor (3572)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
    Ucluelet
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1793 reviewsTripAdvisor (1793)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests agree the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort's best feature is its location — you'll experience sweeping Pacific Ocean and rainforest views from your balcony, bedroom and even some bathrooms. Located in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, this hotel's modern decor and clean, tidy accommodations delight guests as well. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, all of which include kitchens, gas fireplaces and complimentary Internet access; bathrooms feature heated floors, deep soaker tubs and separate showers. While Fetch Restaurant is on the premises, travelers warn the menu is limited and rather pricey. Instead, save your money for a rejuvenating massage or facial at the Drift Spa, which previous visitors say is well worth the splurge.

    Ucluelet
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1793 reviewsTripAdvisor (1793)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel
    Sooke
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 602 reviewsTripAdvisor (602)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sitting pretty in the small town of Sooke on the southern tip of Vancouver Island – about 25 miles southwest of Victoria – Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel boasts pristine vistas of Whiffen Spit and the Olympic Mountains. For recent visitors, it was these spectacular landscapes that validated the high room rates. Along with the views, each of the hotel's 28 rooms is appointed with a private balcony, a stone fireplace, free Wi-Fi access and original artwork, but some travelers say some of the accoutrements border on kitsch and the accommodations could benefit from some refurbishment. For more local handiwork and a sample of Sooke culture, check out the on-site art gallery. Views aside, the oceanfront restaurant is the real star of this hotel. Using ingredients sourced from the property's vast on-site garden and local suppliers, the restaurant boasts seasonal plates guests and critics gush over.

    Sooke
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 602 reviewsTripAdvisor (602)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Beach Club Resort
    Parksville
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1467 reviewsTripAdvisor (1467)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Perched along the Parksville beachfront on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the Beach Club Resort's convenient location and stunning views are what fuels guests' return trips, they say. All rooms offer private balconies with ocean, mountain or city views, along with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests have the option of a studio, one- or two-bedroom suite, tower suite, beachfront villa suite or penthouse during their stay. Both kids and adults can take advantage of the beachfront indoor pool and hot tub, while those looking to relax can check out the treatments at the Stonewater Spa. Once you work up an appetite, head to the hotel's Pacific Prime Restaurant & Lounge for decadent (albeit a bit pricey, according to some travelers) entrees. You'll be able to savor the beach views along with your dinner at the restaurant, which specializes in steaks. Pick your cut and choose between a red wine jus, chasseur, béarnaise or green peppercorn sauce to top off the dish.

    Parksville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1467 reviewsTripAdvisor (1467)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
    Vancouver, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1228 reviewsTripAdvisor (1228)
    Free WiFi

    Situated less than a mile northwest of trendy Yaletown and down the block from Robson Street, this Sheraton outpost puts you within steps of some of the city's best shopping. Not much of a shopaholic? The property is also less than a mile west of the Vancouver Art Gallery. After exploring the city, slip away to your well-appointed guest room, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed and free Wi-Fi access. Though some previous guests do claim that the rooms lack the home-away-from-home feel of other Starwood properties, others compliment the clean, quiet atmosphere. For a little extra relaxation, take a soak in one of two Jacuzzis or lounge by the 50-foot-long indoor lap pool. When you're ready for a bite to eat, travelers suggest skipping the limited menu and expensive plates at on-site restaurant, Café One, in lieu of the neighborhood's more diverse offerings. Grabbing a cocktail at the hotel's Bar One makes a perfect bookend to your stay. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Vancouver, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1228 reviewsTripAdvisor (1228)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Poets Cove Resort & Spa
    Pender Island
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 526 reviewsTripAdvisor (526)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Set on the edge of South Pender Island (one of the Southern Gulf Islands found off the southeast coast of Vancouver Island), Poets Cove provides travelers with a relaxing place to unwind. This remote resort — accessible by ferry from Victoria or Vancouver — offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling and golf. You can also get better acquainted with the local wildlife by tagging along on a whale-watching excursion or taking a scuba diving class. When you're not out exploring, lounge by the heated outdoor pool, play a round of tennis or take your pick from three varied dining venues. Despite all of Poets Cove's activities, it's the resort's charming ambiance that guests can't stop raving about. Accommodations here range from standard guest rooms to cottages to villas, all of which feature fireplaces, private balconies and beautiful views of the water or the hotel grounds. Travelers recommend renting a cottage to have access to a full kitchen and an outdoor barbecue.

    Pender Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 526 reviewsTripAdvisor (526)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hastings House Country House Hotel
    Salt Spring Island
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Following suit with other Relais & Châteaux properties, Hastings House Country House Hotel pampers guests with lavish amenities. And with a variety of treatments available at the Wellspring Spa and gorgeous views overlooking British Columbia's Salt Spring Island, Hastings House particularly caters to those seeking secluded relaxation. But what truly seals the deal for previous visitors isn't the property's inspiring setting; it's the gracious staff that goes above and beyond to ensure guests have a pleasant stay. Hastings House offers numerous room packages, many of which include meals in the main dining room and The Verandah or massages at the spa. Recent guests recommend the Romantic Escape package, which comes with a picnic for two and a 60-minute couples massage, among other extras. At night, cozy up in your tranquil cottage or suite, many of which come with a soaking tub, a fireplace and a porch or balcony.

    Salt Spring Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi